The Professional Fighters League will be hosting the second event of the second half of its 2023 Regular Season on Friday, June 16 in Atlanta, GA at Overtime Elite Arena, live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+. The PFL Regular Season features a true sports-season format, where fighters from around the world compete in a Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship, with each winner of the six weight divisions receiving a $1 million prize.
The final events of the regular season will take place on June 16, and June 23 as fighters across the league’s six weight divisions look to punch their tickets to the 2023 PFL Playoffs.
“The Professional Fighters League is thrilled to be returning to Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, for the second half of the 2023 PFL Regular Season,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “After three action-packed events in our 2022 Regular Season, our world-class fighters will be back for one more shot to punch their ticket to the 2023 Playoffs live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+, with global distribution to 160 countries.”
PFL 5 will take place on Friday, June 16 and will see action in the Heavyweight and Women’s Featherweight divisions. On Friday, June 23, PFL 6 marks the return of the Lightweight and Welterweight divisions.
Among the fights on the schedule for June 16th is Fall River’s Yorgan De Castro taking on Denis Goltsov.
The 6’0″ Mad Titan (9-4) had back-to-back victories in Eagle FC 44 and 47 and a three-fight professional win streak overall since leaving the UFC until his loss by decision to Danilo Marques in April. In his last victory, he defeated Junior Dos Santos by way of TKO.
The 6’5″ Russian Goltsov is 30-7 and 8-2 in the PFL where he is one of, if not the best, heavyweight in the league. He has won three straight.
Fights begin airing at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN+ and 10:00 p.m. on ESPN.